An excellent choice for quickly growing storage environments, the Brocade 5100 SAN switch blends high performance, scalability and availability in an energy efficient solution. It brings together 1, 2, 4, and 8 Gbps Fibre Channel technology in configurations of 24, 32, or 40 ports in a 1U form factor and uses under 2.5 watts of power per port.

Able to support mission-critical environments, the Brocade 5100 delivers best-in-class performance for a midrange SAN switch. And, enterprise-class availability features such as hot-swappable, redundant, and integrated fan and power supply assemblies make the Brocade 5100 highly available.

Brocade 5100 Features: 

Fibre Channel ports

  • Switch mode (default): 24-, 32-, and 40-port configurations (8-port increments through Ports on Demand licenses); universal (E, F, M, EX, FL) ports
  • Access Gateway Default Port Mapping: 32 F_Ports, 8 N_Ports


  • Full fabric architecture with 239 switches maximum

Certified maximum

  • Brocade FOS fabric: 56 domains, 19 hops
  • Single Brocade M-Enterprise OS (M-EOS) fabric: 31 domains, 3 hops
  • Larger fabrics certified as required; consult Brocade or OEM SAN design documents for configuration details


  • 1.063 Gbps line speed (full duplex); 2.125 Gbps line speed (full duplex); 4.25 Gbps line speed (full duplex); 8.5 Gbps line speed (full duplex); auto-sensing of 1, 2, 4, and 8 Gbps port speeds; optionally programmable to fixed port speed; speed matching between 1, 2, 4, and 8 Gbps ports

Aggregate bandwidth

  • 320 Gbps: 40 ports × 8 Gbps (data rate)

For pricing on new or used  Brocade 5100 switches, please contact Vibrant sales at or call 888-443-8606 or 952-653-1700.